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Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Homeless Get a Royal Touch

Highlighting the importance of compassion for the poor, Britain's Prince William went hiking this past Friday with a group of homeless teenagers on a picturesque peak in northern England also raising awareness for two charities he patrons, spokespeople for the prince and one of the charities said. Prince William, joined a group of homeless teams on a mountain climb in the UK. William, 27, was joined by six teenagers from Centrepoint, a charity for homeless young people, as they walked up Helvellyn, a mountain in the Cumbria region of northeastern England.

The location of Friday's hike was kept a secret until the last minute. That meant other climbers on Helvellyn had no idea they would encounter royalty on an otherwise-normal day out. One or two of the people were quite surprised, to say the least, to see the future king of England coming the other way as they hiked along on the trail.

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